MARK CHERVENKA. 2001. Antique Trader Guide to Fakes & Reproductions. US: Krause Publications 0873492366
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0873492366
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Keywords: Copies, Fakes, Identification, Reproductions
Publisher: Krause Publications (US)
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With the popularity of antiques and collectibles has come an inevitable flood of fakes—cheap knock-offs that are sometimes mistaken for the authentic item. Now, there is a book that will be every dealer and collector’s ultimate insurance policy against getting ripped-off in the antique business. Antique Trader Guide to Fakes & Reproductions is a comprehensive guide to the most dangerous frauds in the collecting market today and it offers a proven identification system—side-by-side photos of authentic and fake items, along with a detailed explanation of how to tell them apart. All the most popular categories of collectibles are included: Depression and other types of glass; pottery; porcelain; toys; furniture; silver; advertising and much more. This is a book that will pay for itself time and time again, as dealers and collectors learn to distinguish between priceless treasures and less-valuable reproductions.
- Author is noted authority on fakes and editor of respected Antique & Collectors Reproduction News
New categories for the second edition include Jadeite, pickle castors, blue transfer ware, and separating ivory and bone from synthetics. Expanded coverage of Disney collectibles, sterling silver novelties, art glass, and lighting are featured, along with chapter updates that reflect the most recent fakes and reproductions.
304 pages mostly b/w 12 page colour section. Printings and Editions. 2nd 2002 336 pages isbn